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  • Pro and con to argue Mass. natural gas pipeline

    DALTON, Mass. (AP) — Representatives of Kinder Morgan are scheduled to visit western Massachusetts to present their side in a debate over a natural gas pipeline expansion. The Berkshire Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/VJLVJ4 ) that Dalton officials intend to organize a panel of residents to argue...

  • Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — As California faces an historic drought, residents are tearing out thirsty lawns to cut down on water use. Water agencies across the state have been encouraging the change by offering thousands of dollars in rebates to help homeowners make the switch to a...

  • Up to 33 Bakken oil trains cross Arkansas weekly

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas emergency officials' records show that as many as 33 trains carrying Bakken crude oil pass through the state in a given week, each one hauling more than the amount spilled in last year's Pegasus pipeline spill in Mayflower, according to documents obtained by The...

  • Pennsylvania considers charging for game land use

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania may soon charge a fee for snowmobilers, equestrians and mountain bikers who use state game land trails. The Pennsylvania Game Commission will likely vote on the plan next month, the New Castle News (http://bit.ly/1ttxEgt ) reports. The proposed license of up...

  • Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over the area. Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled the volcano, located deep beneath the...

  • Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station

    TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says. Tesla officials previously announced plans to build a station near Truckee,...

  • Iran says no need for UN to revisit military site

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister on Saturday said there was no need for U.N. nuclear inspectors to pay another visit to the Parchin military site, where the country is suspected of having tested components used in nuclear weapons. Gen. Hossein Dehghan was quoted by the official IRNA...

  • Correction: Oil Spill-Land Conservation story

    HOUSTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about a new state park planned for southeast Texas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of money from a BP and Transocean fund that was used to buy the land. It was $34.5 million, not $32 million. The AP also misidentified the Texas Parks and...

  • Lobbying fight kicks off as ethanol rules sent to the White House

    The Environmental Protection Agency sent the Office of Management and Budget a long-awaited proposal for review that would set the federal target for blending biofuels into gasoline.

  • Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions

    Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners. Shares of the Houston power producer soared Friday before markets opened and after it announced the deals. The company plans to spend $2.8 billion on...

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

    HEXIGTEN, China (AP) — Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its...

  • Beer packaged in almost completely recycled can

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Craft-beer manufacturer Red Hare Brewing Company has begun packaging its brew in an almost entirely recycled-content aluminum can from Novelis Inc., a multi-national aluminum manufacturer. It's a first for the beverage industry. The brand name for the product is evercan,...

  • New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. Farmers and industry experts agree New England is bucking a trend toward larger, but fewer, farms because...

  • Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers. Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo...



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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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